When visiting the fourth largest city in the US for the first time, Houston, there are lots of places to cover.

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After you’re done trying out Houston’s best restaurants and coffee shops, here are some places you should definitely visit during your trip.

The Galleria

Every year, people visit this tourist hot spot. The Galleria is Texas largest shopping center. This extraordinary mall host more than 200 stores and restaurants in its 2.4 million square feet of space.

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Space Center Houston

There is no way to visit Houston without seeing Space Center Houston. Since its opening in 1992, the Space Center has created a fun and educational spin on science, technology and engineering.

The center uses space exploration to inspire student’s interest in science. The center also features more than 400 space artifacts as well as permanent and travelling exhibits. Attractions of the Space Center include exhibits ranging from a NASA tram tour to a stellar science show and a blast-off theater.

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The Downtown Aquarium

The Downtown Aquarium prides itself as an entertainment and dinning complex. The facility is home to a restaurant, games, and even a Ferris wheel. However, it is the aquarium that really stands out.

It features a number of cool exhibits including a Louisiana swamp, which holds alligators, a shipwreck with a giant octopus and a zoo. The aquarium also serves as a home to nurse sharks, coral reefs, octopus and more.

Houston Premium Outlet

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Shop till you drop. Houston Premium Outlet is home to 145 stores, including Calvin Klein, Elie Tahari, Michael Kors and more. It is located approximately 35 miles north-west of Houston.

Discovery Green

Discovery Green is not just a central park; it has its own style and flavor.

Hundreds of free events are on the park’s schedule throughout the year, from free movie screenings to ice skating, concerts and festivals.

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Even when there isn’t an event taking place, there is still plenty to do at the Discovery Green Park.



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